Air France to launch Mexico’s first A380 flights

Air France's A380 offers 516 seats in four classes
Air France’s A380 offers 516 seats in four classes

Air France will deploy its Airbus A380 to Mexico next year, marking the first time the world’s largest passenger aircraft has operated a scheduled service to the country.

From January 2016, Air France will start operating three weekly A380 flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Mexico City, before increasing the frequency of the service to daily from March 2016.

“Using our A380 on flights to Mexico this winter means we can improve our offering for this line and contribute even more to promoting tourism and increasing the number of interactions between Mexico and France,” said Frédéric Gagey, chairman & CEO of Air France.

The A380 will provide 516 seats in four cabins, including nine seats in first class, 80 in business class, 38 in premium economy and 389 in economy. This marks a 19% increase in capacity compared to the 432-seat Boeing 747 aircraft that Air France currently flies to Mexico City.

For the summer 2015 season, Air France’s 10 A380 aircraft are flying to eight destinations: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Abidjan, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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